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13 04, 2017

A Waste Of A Work Day – The Climb #81

2017-04-13T13:02:58+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Wednesday 12th April 2017 Today was a complete waste of a day. It started well.  Given the phone call I had with my boss yesterday evening I never got time to write.  It’s rare I do any extracurricular work but with a few things going on I thought it would probably be best to make [...]

12 04, 2017

The Financial Reality Of Being A Writer – The Climb #80

2017-04-12T09:17:57+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Marketing, Productivity, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Tuesday 11th April 2017 One of the big life aims of most writers is to one day earn enough from your writing that you could do it full-time.  For most writers it’s the impossible dream.  Even if you are able to get a book deal that pays you an advance, to earn one that actually [...]

11 04, 2017

I’ve Already Won – The Climb #79

2017-04-11T09:41:17+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Process, Productivity, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Monday 10th April 2017 Today I learnt that I’ve already won. Now let me start by saying that we need to be clear about the definition of winning.  For you, that might be interpreted as writing a bestseller or an award-winning book, but for me it’s subtly different.  Winning is about ensuring that I’ve done [...]

10 04, 2017

Popping Into Focus – The Climb #78

2017-04-10T09:59:41+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Food, Health, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Sunday 9th April 2017 One thing has been on my mind all throughout a very busy day today.  Plotting out these next two chapters last night, I had a problem where I need a secondary character to not be in the scenes. That sounds simple, right?  Just omit him, or say he’s doing something.  Trouble [...]

9 04, 2017

I Needed To Do This – The Climb #77

2017-04-09T15:56:51+00:00 April 9th, 2017|Marketing, Productivity, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Saturday 8th April 2017 Today has seen some glorious weather.  We’re finally into the season where you can go out in just a T-Shirt and not feel cold.  It’s a sign that summer is well on its way. And how do I know this?  Was it because I spent all day in the sunshine?  Or was [...]

8 04, 2017

The Year Of The Offensive – March

2017-04-08T14:31:03+00:00 April 8th, 2017|Marketing, Productivity, Swordfighting, Weather, Writing|0 Comments

February is always tough for me.  I’m not entirely sure why.  Maybe it takes me a month to get my plans for the year into action.  Last year February saw me struggle with rewrites and decide to get my health in order.  It signalled the start of a very tough year.  This year, February once [...]

8 04, 2017

Positivity Challenged – The Climb #76

2017-04-08T12:40:44+00:00 April 8th, 2017|Marketing, Productivity, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Friday 7th April 2017 The issues with the day job that I talked about yesterday put me in a strange mood today.  As a result I got very little day job work done. It also had the knock-on effect on my writing as well. I had a big Amazon delivery arrive today.  I got a [...]

7 04, 2017

The Path Of Least Resistance – The Climb #75

2017-04-07T10:52:24+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Climb The Sky, Marketing, Process, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Thursday 6th April 2017 The day job has been a bit annoying today.  Every so often they do something that really stresses me out.  Part of the problem is that their HR is pretty poor and the way they handle things is terrible. I’m trying to be a good employee whilst also going full-in on [...]